Category Archives: Contemporary

Do You Wanna Know How I Got These Scars?

Something for Monday Morning: a brilliant little subversion of the narratives of acquired facial disfigurement (and of course the famous line as delivered by Heath Ledger’s Joker, and his many conflicting stories of his scars’ origins) from The Awkward Yeti series by … Continue reading

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You Can’t Ask That: Facial Difference

In case you missed it, the ABC series You Can’t Ask That recently interviewed a number of people with facial differences about their experiences. The series has become highly acclaimed in Australia for giving a wide range of marginalised groups … Continue reading

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Artist: Ashkan Honarvar

Because the face is so closely tied to identity, it regularly features in the work of artists looking to engage with this theme, including in relation to corporal fragility and the disruption of identity. One artist who uses collage and … Continue reading

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A Different Take on Staring

Is developmental prosopagnosia (DP) a disorder of face perception? This was the question posed by Dr Katie Fisher in a Psychology seminar at Swansea today. Dr Fisher’s research, conducted at Birkbeck, University of London’s Brain and Behaviour Lab explored both … Continue reading

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Ears and Breasts?

A tenuous link, perhaps, but I was intrigued by this interview with Timmie Jean Lindsey, a resident of Texas who in 1962 became the first woman to receive silicon breast implants. An interesting story in itself, but for our purposes made more … Continue reading

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Resource News: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Some exciting news from New York yesterday: The Met has released 375,000 images of artworks from their collections on open access via a Creative Commons Zero licence, which allows them to be shared, reused and remixed without charge. If what I’ve found in today’s … Continue reading

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